Leaping Into the Desert: Under the theme “Tech for Humanity”, conference powerhouse Informa and the Saudi Ministry of Communication and IT (MCIT) have created a new technology event to be held in-person in 2022 at the Riyadh Front Expo Centre in Saudi Arabia. From 1 – 3 February, LEAP conference will bring together “leading tech corporations, inspiring pioneers from global start-ups and venture capitalists” to discuss the potential of future and disruptive technologies. The majority of the 40,000-person confab will be from the Middle East with approximately a fourth of them from other countries around the world. Informa hopes to make this an annual gathering.
From Aspen to Miami: The Aspen Institute has announced that they will be collaborating with the City of Miami Beach and partner institutions to bring a new event to Miami from 3 – 7 March 2022. Aspen Ideas: Climate 2022 multi-day event that, according to the organizers, “will feature main stages both in and outdoors, breakout and roundtable sessions, tours of local and historic resilience points of interest, as well as fashion, food, art, and music activities.” They feel that offering the public an opportunity to interact and collaborate with those set out to develop and deploy climate solutions on a planetary scale is “critical to addressing our collective future around the realities of a changing climate.”
Speaking Opportunity: Back in April, we told you about a new event being produced by two trusted partners at the leading edge of healthcare and technology, CHIME and HLTH. That event is ViVE, which will take place from 6-9 March 2022 in Miami Beach and is intended for digital health leaders and executives from clinical organizations, life sciences, emerging digital health companies, government agencies, providers, and payers, who are innovating across the spectrum of health and care. Now through 17 December, ViVe is seeking speaker applications from those “who are taking on today’s digital health challenges to shape a better future.” Submitters can choose between a number of session formats, including panel discussions, presentations, case studies, point-counterpoint discussions, and announcements.
Lunchtime Learning: Dubbed by Forbes as “The SXSW of the Northeast,” Propelify is an annual gathering for those who “propel ideas into action”. The Propelify Innovation Festival attracts approximately 6,000 attendees each year including entrepreneurs, startup teams, corporates, tech companies, investors, and all types of government teams, educational institutions, and companies that are tech-enabled and technology-focused. Hear speakers from last year’s conference address topics across all tracks – #BetterTogether (DE&I), #BetterWellness (Healthtech), #BetterPlanet (ClimateTech) #BetterConnected (Smart Cities), and #BetterStartup (Entrepreneurship).
Coming Up Next Week: WSJ will hold their latest edition in the Women in the Workplace virtual series, when Navigating the New Normal at Work runs 22 November. Attendees will rethink work-life balance and redefine what success looks like in their organizations. AWS re:Invent celebrates 10 years when it runs 29 November – 3 December in Las Vegas, offering best practices and networking for the cloud giant’s customers and partners. Fortune Brainstorm: Tech returns to an in-person gathering this year, convening on 30 November in Half Moon Bay. As always, FBT is invite-only and features a CEO-centric speaker roster, with chief execs confirmed from Quicken, Intel, Verizon, Waymo, and XPRIZE. TED Women is held 1-2 December in Palm Springs, marking its in-person reunion by asking the question “what now?” in fields including design, technology, science, and culture. Forbes Healthcare Summit focuses on Breakthrough Solutions for the Next Decade when it runs online 2 December, celebrating its tenth year and spanning ET-to-PT time zones. Finally, CNBC East Tech West has the green light to kick off live on 1 December in Guangzhou, China, a rapidly growing global hub of tech innovation.